Wegmans is recalling salad greens that have been linked to an E. coli outbreak in New York, reports Foodpoisoningbulletin.com. The products in question include Wegmans Food You Feel Good About Organic Spinach & Spring Mix, which is sold in clamshell containers in both 5 ounce and 11-ounce sizes. So far, at least sixteen cases have been reported in New York. The firm stated that only products with a use-by-date of October 23 were linked to the illnesses.
The New York State Department of Health, the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are collaborating with the FDA to investigate the outbreak with federal and state officials. E. coli can lead to serious kidney damage, stroke, coma, and death. Wegmans urges consumers who have eaten the recalled salad and develop symptoms to contact their health care providers.